On This Day

Deaths in Sport in June 1961

  • Jun 13 Ben A. Jones, American horse trainer (US Champion trainer by earnings 1941, 43, 44, 52; Kentucky Derby x 6 including Citation, Whirlaway), dies at 78
  • Jun 15 Giulio Cabianca, Italian racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Jun 16 O C Scott, cricketer (WI leg-spinner in 8 Tests), dies
  • Jun 18 Eddie Gaedel, American baseball pinch-hitter (shortest player in MLB history 3' 7"; St. Louis Browns), dies after mugging at 36